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    [QUOTE=Ultralight;297224]
    Quote Originally Posted by Baldilocks View Post

    Do you know how many people have been killed and murdered in the name of Christianity? Remember The Crusades?
    I often hear the breaking news of 1099 brought up as some sort of argument that invalidates Christianity, but I知 not sure that is any more logical than claiming Harvey Weinstein invalidated the feminism he so often avowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Thoughts and prayers. I’m surprised they havent been suggested before.
    It may not help but it certainly wouldn't hurt, so odds are it would be a good thing.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I find it amusing that so many people who sneer so vehemently at thoughts and prayers put such faith in the mystical power of a few more laws as a sort of road to redemption.
    I find nothing amusing about it. If there is a God, why in the world would he help us if we cannot help ourselves? If you read one of Bae’s recent posts, he pointed out almost half of households,can’t afford to meet their basic needs. We have a growing homeless population. Millions of Christians defend a president who routinely lies, ridicules, calls people names, has beeen divorced twice, brags about pussy grabbing and pays off porn stars. He has the support of the Evangelicals. We stand idly by while the homeless population grows every day, while the rich get richer. We can’t even figure out how to prevent massacres which happen multiple times each month. And I forgot we tolerate in our society a faction that called Newton a fake set-up, ( the victims parents are still being harassed) the Parklandd students crisis actors and Don’t have decent schools for all our kids. Detroit poisoned it’s citizens. Church and legislative scandals abound. Payoffs, bribes, sexual harassment, you name it, we got it in spades.
    God must have tears of sorrow at what we have become. Maybe we ought to become a better society instead of the hateful, selfish society we are. Because hollow prayers and thoughts just are not cutting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post

    I often hear the breaking news of 1099 brought up as some sort of argument that invalidates Christianity, but I’m not sure that is any more logical than claiming Harvey Weinstein invalidated the feminism he so often avowed.
    Uh... feminism and Harvey are not divine, as Christianity supposedly is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    It may not help but it certainly wouldn't hurt, so odds are it would be a good thing.
    It hasn't helped the last 230 times, so I'm pretty sure it's not going to this time around. After all, what's that cliched definition of insanity... Maybe it's time to try something different because I think a lot of people are tired of thinking about the fact that we live in a country where more school children this year have been killed than members of the military.

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    And hopefully we can do better than the Texas Lt. Governor's suggestion that we just need to ban doors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    It hasn't helped the last 230 times, so I'm pretty sure it's not going to this time around. After all, what's that cliched definition of insanity... Maybe it's time to try something different because I think a lot of people are tired of thinking about the fact that we live in a country where more school children this year have been killed than members of the military.
    When you start pointing out to religious people that their prayers don't work then you are really going to piss some people off. Bravo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    It hasn't helped the last 230 times, so I'm pretty sure it's not going to this time around. After all, what's that cliched definition of insanity... Maybe it's time to try something different because I think a lot of people are tired of thinking about the fact that we live in a country where more school children this year have been killed than members of the military.
    Also, when you point things like this out to GOPers it is like punching a brick wall. They start chanting: "More guns good, gun laws bad."
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    When you guys are through pointing fingers at the bogeyman du jour and are ready to discuss helpful options, let us know.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    When you guys are through pointing fingers at the bogeyman du jour and are ready to discuss helpful options, let us know.
    Turn the schools into totalitarian states. It will keep the kids physically safe. I already mentioned this.
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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